Category: Swimming Pools Construction Tips & Advice
No More Buying Chlorine Every pool and hot tub owner knows how important chlorine is to their hot tub. However, they also feel the crunch on their wallet upon buying that chlorine. Improper chlorine levels can result in chemical burns, red eyes, and even discolored hair in some instances. With saltwater hot tubs, chlorine generators..
S Once your pool is installed, you may think you’re done. That all that you need to do going forward is manage your basic maintenance. However, it is a really good idea to have a yearly pool inspection. A yearly pool inspection by a certified expert can identify and address any possible issues or risks..
Making the decision to invest in a new pool for your home is one you aren’t likely to regret. After all, the increased property values and the jump in your own ability to relax and enjoy your life at home make it a wise investment. However, for many, the process of actually installing the pool..
For most of America, outdoor swimming just isn’t a practical option throughout part of the year. Even in states as far south as Florida and Texas, some areas get too cold for swimming without some kind of heat source. Even many heated and insulated pools have to close as late fall turns into winter. However,..
The fall and winter seasons are perfect for a new pool construction in the Tampa Bay area Without proper planning, however, you may be disappointed with the final result. Though speaking with a pool professional will provide detailed answers to your questions, there are important factors to consider before moving forward, and you have to make..
Building a custom swimming pool is a big endeavor, requiring a lot of time, labor, and money. And many decisions must be made before beginning construction to ensure that your pool is perfect for your needs. The following are some of the most important factors to consider when planning your custom swimming pool construction in..
Your backyard pool can be more than just a place to cool off in the summer; with the right features and style, it can become your own island resort. When designing your new pool, consider the overall ambiance you want in your backyard. There are many ways to customize your pool to enhance your backyard..
In 2002, Nancy Baker experienced her worst nightmare. Her seven year old daughter, Virginia Graeme Baker became trapped by the suction of a hot tub drain and was unable to pull free. The efforts of friends and family were unsuccessful, and Virginia lost her life due to a defective drain cover. Her mother has since..
Dr. Seuss characters might look good with green hair, but the rest of us? Not so much. It’s a frustrating thing to see your hair change color or become brittle due to time spent in the swimming pool. Contrary to popular belief, chlorine is not to blame; copper oxide and sulfate due to gas-heater coils..
Unless you’ve been living on a remote deserted island, you’ve probably heard of a fitness craze called Zumba. This dance-centered, Latin-inspired workout program is excellent for people of all ages and fitness abilities. Enthusiasts move and shake to contemporary music, receiving a workout without even realizing it. Zumba engages a variety of muscles, increases heart..
Swimming is a fun activity that can be enjoyed year-round. However, there are many myths about swimming that have gained popularity over the years. Let’s review some of the most common myths about swimming, and why they’re not true. Myth #1: You Should Wait an Hour After Eating Before Going Swimming The one-hour rule is..
Deciding to install a swimming pool is one of the most exciting investments you’ll make in your home. In fact, for most homeowners, it’s the second largest investment they’ll make aside from the home itself! To ensure that you get the most out of your swimming pool and that you get the exact services you..
At Olympus Pools Inc, we consider ourselves to be the Tampa pool builders that approach each new pool design with a sense of creativity. It is very easy when designing your pool to add a bunch of features to make your new pool standout. The key is, can you add special features without breaking the..
This week our construction staff is working with several clients in the Tampa area who are building a new pool, and have owned a pool before. It got me to thinking perhaps the reason some families don’t have a pool, is because they don’t know what they are missing. What a phenomenon. New pool construction..
After interviewing a few Tampa pool contractors you have made your selection. Congratulations! You will be asked to pick out all of your new colors for your patio, coping, tile and interior finishes usually before pool construction begins. Here are some helpful tips to help you make all the right decisions. Start with the patio. Other..